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Hilary Allumaga artwork

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0162

Scope and Contents

The Hilary Allumaga artwork collection contains an acrylic painting entitled "Spirit". The artist describes "Spirit - That is the people who show appreciation toward an individual, who is so kind to them in life. Multiple colors and texture on the canvas symbolize the spirits itself that are gratitude for the rewards given to them by the person."


  • Creation: 2016

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Hilary Allumaga was born and raised in the small village of Alogani in the Nasarawa state in north central Nigeria. Allumaga was a mostly self-taught artist until coming to the United States to study studio art. Allumaga lost his hearing after contracting meningitis at the age of 3. He attended Gallaudet University and received a bachelor's degree in Studio Art in 2008. He loves art in all forms and sharing his work with others. He lives in Silver Spring, MD with his wife and four children.

Hilary Allumaga's abstract paintings are scenes of Nigerian life, in which he uses dark colors to represent struggles of the past, and bright colors to signify hope of the future. Use of round shapes and starbursts also symbolize the future.

"Some of my paintings reflect my emotional past and wishes for brighter days to come," said Allumaga. "I see a future that is vibrant and full of promise. As a deaf artist, I see colors and texture as a way of communicating my feelings. They vibrate from the canvas."


1 Item(s) (1 painting 62 x 124 cm)




Artwork created by Hilary Allumaga entitled "Spirit". Allumaga is a deaf artist born and raised in the small village of Alogani in the Nasarawa state in north central Nigeria. The collection consists of one acrylic painting.


There is only one piece in the collection.

Physical Location

DSA Art Collection - Storage room 3515

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased for the RIT/Deaf Studies Archives in 2016. Accession number(s): 2016:055

Related Materials

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in November 2016.

Hilary Allumaga artwork
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jennifer Roeszies
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA